A Comprehensive Guide To New Restaurants In Adelaide

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Here at Glam Adelaide it’s no secret that we love trying out eateries around the state. South Australia is blessed with incredibly fresh, high-quality produce and our chefs are showcasing this in delicious and innovative new ways all the time. We’ve taken the confusion out of choosing your next dinner spot by compiling the newest restaurants that have popped up in Adelaide’s streets recently. Commence mouthwatering.

Pizza Meccanica – 7 Hawker Street, Bowden.  This trendy new pizza restaurant is a converted workshop, embracing an industrial chic vibe, complete with a corrugated copper (fully licensed) bar, marble bench tops, a wood fire pizza oven and an old-school red truck. Located in the booming suburb of Bowden, the gorgeous atmosphere and incredible pizza is not something you want to miss. If you wanna know more, click through here.

West Oak – 208 Hindey Street, Adelaide.  Bringing a modern take on the classic Aussie pub and focused on creating a relaxed and stylish space, this one is set to become the new favourite for uni students in the west end. The first floor remains home to the traditional front bar, the perfect place to grab a drink and chill, and now also the West Oak Deli, a cafe style space with a simple menu of toasties, pub sandwiches, cheese boards and charcuterie. The deli additionally features a convenient twist – a side access window that will allow passersby in Fenn Place to grab barista made coffee with ease. Upstairs is the Jolly Bar, a cosy and intimate spot with a killer neon sign that has all your gin, craft beer and wine needs sorted. So if you’re looking for somewhere to have knock-off drinks on a Friday look no further! Read more about this great venue here. 

Salt – 207 Esplanade, Henley Beach. With cracking beach views from the verandah and an extensive drinks menu that stocks some great South Australian Brands, this new restaurant at Henley Beach has opened right in time for those warm, balmy nights. Featuring craft beers from one of our favourites (Prancing Pony), as well as an exciting cocktail list (think Mojitos, Espresso Martinis etc), and a lush wine list, SALT is quickly going to become a staple on Henley esplanade. All you have to do now is kick back and enjoy the view! Read more about this here. 

Treasury 1860 – 114 King William Street, Adelaide. Located in one of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings, Treasury 1860 has menu that offers our international, interstate and local guests a taste of South Australia, introducing patrons to all that is available in our own backyard. They also offer amazing range of local wines and spirits, outstanding South Australian craft beers, fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and an assortment of local meats and cheese. Read more about Treasury 1860 here.

One Fork Short –  23/522 Port Road, Welland. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, AND dinner dishes packed with flavour and spices, this restaurant will have something for everyone!

Bocca di Lupo at Mitolo Wines – 141 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale. A new cellar door and restaurant called Bocca di Lupo has finally completed construction, and opened its doors in McLaren Vale in late October. The cellar door will be open 10am – 5pm daily. The $2.2 million project at Mitolo Wines, which received a $560,000 Regional Development Fund Grant, includes a contemporary cellar door and deck area for tastings, private members tasting room and an adjoining restaurant with seating for up to 100 people as well as a private dining room. Read more about it here. 

Port Admiral Hotel – 55 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide. This iconic pub has reopened after 10 years and a $1 million dollar facelift. 24 items of classic pub food can be expected from the Port Admiral Hotel as well as food with a little bit more schmick and full of fresh ingredients. Think salt and pepper eggplant with pomegranate, chilli and bean sprouts; 24 hour slow-cooked lamb shoulders; or just a classic beef burger with a heap of stuffings. Read all about what to expect from Port Admiral Hotel here.

Beach Bum – 47 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. With Summer just around the corner, it’s time to live like a real Beach Bum, sipping on shaved ice cocktails while devouring a menu full of fresh flavourful cuisine at North Adelaide’s Hawaiian Kiosk, Beach Bum. The restaurant channels a casual, fun and holiday inspired atmosphere to serve up a delicious Hawaiian Japanese fusion perfect for sharing. Poke everyone?

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Cru Tapas Bar + Kitchen – 135c Goodwood Road, Goodwood. Immerse yourself in a world of tapas styled delights, at one of Adelaide’s newest Tapas bars. While they haven’t based their tapas menu on purely traditional Spanish inspired cuisine, the menu is more about taking the concept of small share plates of different cuisines, and offering an amazing array of foods that everyone can enjoy!

Drunken Sailor – 10 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. The venue radiates cool vibes and boasts a menu with a combination of traditional crowd pleasing dishes and unique seafood offerings. Drunken Sailor is transforming the way people enjoy their fish and chips by providing a gourmet experience at an affordable price-point, without sacrificing convenience. The selection of Australian seafood on offer includes South Australian Flathead, Tasmanian Salmon, and Northern Territory Barramundi, which can be traditionally battered or uniquely wood oven baked. The fully licensed restaurant offers an extensive selection of locally sourced booze too. Yeah buoy!

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant – 74 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers. With views overlooking the stunning Adelaide Hills, Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant knows the true essence of good food – simple and fresh. The menu is defined by locally sourced produce, changing seasonally, and only the best internationally sourced ingredients. You can’t look past the suckling pig, fresh line caught barramundi or the charcoal ox tongue with Apple Ginger and Sesame Soy. It will melt in your mouth. And next, the dessert menu of course. Apple tart soufflé anyone? This place is a winner, trust us!

Hide ‘n’ Seek – 26 – 28 Austin Street, Adelaide. Situated in the old Austin and Austin site, this restaurant has an awesome bar like vibe. The modern fusion North-Eastern Thai street food is sensational, and they have amazing tasting platters available, so you can try different small dishes. Definitely the perfect place for a date.

Hut and Soul Eatery – 310 Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Feel like heading to Bali but there are no Jetstar specials available? Well, then you need to head Hut and Soul’s way. The Indonesian and Malaysian food has traditional flavours with an exotic twist. Avocado fries? Yes, please! There are lots of fantastic cocktails on the menu, again like being in Bali, but without actually, being there.

Iberia – 279 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Inspired by the Iberian Peninsula (alongside Spain and Portugal FYI), Iberia serves up fresh produce, meat and seafood, and has a small menu, that changes often. Why not go for a share platter, where there’s everything from the Cauliflower – with manchego, almond and parsley – or the Kingfish, that comes with purple broccoli, buttermilk and fermented apple. Simple, but yum!

La Provence – 125 Pirie St, Adelaide. The French are renowned for their food and wine, and after taking one look at this menu, we know why. Run by a French couple, La Provence is basically as close to the real deal of French cuisine as you’re going to get, without getting on board a plane and waving Bonjour to Paris itself. From grilled duck breast, to ricotta and parmesan gnocchi, to traditional creme brûlée, our mouths are watering already.

Lantern By Nu – 10 Selby Street, Adelaide. Expect some of the best Thai street food you’ve ever tasted. Literally. Inspired by traditional Thai cooking and modern fusion, world-travelling cook Nu has settled in Adelaide to create meals packed with local produce, but with Thai flavours and influences.

Midnight Spaghetti – 196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. Next week, new ‘rock-and-roll’ pasta kitchen and bar Midnight Spaghetti is set to open, bringing people upstairs of the historic Crown and Anchor hotel. The theme of the venue itself draws style from the 1981 Italian sex comedy it was named after, so there’ll be random memorabilia scattered around the place, and, well, A LOT of spaghetti.

Pixie and the Hawk – 144 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville. Previously the owners of Whipped Pizza in Semaphore, couple Rhys and Emma finally opened their passion project in Pixie and the Hawk, and when you walk in, you can definitely see the passion. It’s set out like being invited in to someone’s lounge room – cute and cosy. The items on their menu have the coolest names, and it’ll be hard to decide what you want to eat. What about a french toasted croissant stuffed with blueberries and spiced ricotta? Or good old ‘bashed’ avocado on toast? It’ll be hard to choose!

Phoenix on Unley – 227 Unley Road, Malvern. Open for breakfast and lunch, this is the place to go for delicious, high-quality food. Featuring a fresh and modern menu, the owners make their own food, hand selecting pork from McLaren Flat to make their own bacon, and they also make their own cheese curd from Fleurieu milk. Woah, impressive! Choose from a heap of options on the menu, including poached eggs on smoked ham hock or their southern fried chicken po boy. Sounds amazing right?

Poké Me – 92 Gawler Place, Adelaide. Healthy, light and yummy – poké bowls are all about nutrition and clean-eating, so you can basically have as many as you want, because they’re healthy. That’s how it works, right? For all you poké bowl newbies, it’s traditionally a Hawaiian dish that mostly consists of raw fish and vegetables. But, Poké Me also has options for vegetarians and vegans, you can add different types of rice, or replace the raw fish with poached chicken or tofu. They also offer sushi doughnuts (WTF?!), as well as fruit-infused Konnichi Water. Get us there, now!

Poké Me

Seafaring Fools – 60b the Broadway, Glenelg. With a sister coffee shop already located on Grenfell Street as Seafaring Fool, Seafaring Fools has expanded to Glenelg serving up breakfast-lunch, coffee and soon enough booze. With a serious commitment to the environment and SA producers, mates Ben, Joel and Alistair have strong values, including having environmentally friendly packing and keep cup discounts.

Shobosho – 17 Leigh Street, Adelaide. Shōbōsho centres around the concept of fire, and although it’s not all strictly Japanese, the menu takes inspiration from traditional Japanese ingredients and cooking styles, including skewered chicken over charcoal. The menu is personally served by chefs across the bar, and features a raw and snack selection, noddles, dumplings, bar, and spit roasted meats. While their menu changes according to seasonality and market availability of produce, options like vegetable and bean curd dumplings and pumpkin and miso ice cream, are sure to take you on a journey of culinary delights.

Spaghetti Western Saloon and Dining Hall – 111 King William Street, Adelaide. Blending the best of both Italian food and Mid-West America, there’s definitely a taste of the wild, wild west here in Adelaide. Spread out over three levels, the ground level houses a saloon bar, the second level is the dining area with traditional booth-style seating, and the top floor is used for functions. The restaurant’s signature dish is the ‘jumbo’ meatballs, and if they don’t fill you up, why not get a peanut butter panna cotta for dessert too.

Sunny’s Pizza – 17 Solomon Street, Adelaide. Are you looking for a pizza party? Look no farther than Sunny’s Pizza. That’s literally what they’re about. Enjoy a slice pizza or the whole thing with a pint on the side. Or perhaps devour a Margherita with a margarita. Can life get any better? They also have “not pizza” items on the menu which mainly include vegetables, but c’mon, we’re there for the pizza, right?

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Sunny’s Shop – 106B Prospect Road, Prospect. You’ll feel like you’ve been plucked and dropped onto the streets of Thailand. If you’re looking for a lunch time spot they’re serving the on-the-go favourites like Bahn Mi and Cold Rolls. But, if you’re after something delicious for dinner, the sticky slow braised Beef Cheek can’t be looked past. With an electric mix of colourful stools, makeshift crate tables and exposed timber, Sunny’s Shop beams nothing but authenticity.

Every dish is inspired by the owners’ travels, but created with fresh, seasonal, local produce- finished with a South Australian twist.

If you love eating out in Adelaide check out our Hidden Gem’s Brunch Guide, our Vegan Hot Spots Guide, our Adelaide’s New Bar Guide and our annual Fireplace Guide for cosy dining across the state.

And if we’ve missed any of your favourite new Adelaide restaurants let us know! We’d love to try something new.

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  1. The Pantry hahndorf is a great new restaurant wine bar with a rustic atmosphere and a great menu from a young up and coming chef. Come and see what is happening here

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